Delhi: Two betting rackets busted, 8 held
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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:25
New Delhi: Delhi Police Friday claimed to have smashed two rackets allegedly involved in betting during the Asia Cup cricket final between Bangladesh and Pakistan and arrested eight persons in this connection.

Three persons were apprehended from Pul Prahladpur in south-East Delhi while five members of another gang were nabbed from Paharganj yesterday when the match was in progress.

Acting on a tip off, Virender Singh (38), Sombir Singh (27) and Tushar (28) were arrested from Pul Prahladpur and a laptop and TV and five mobile phones were recovered from them, Ajay Chaudhury, Additional Commissioner of Police (South-East), said.

"The modus operandi of the betting was that the rate of the odds between the two cricket playing teams is originated from outside India. On the basis of that, the bets are taken during the match. After the match is over profit and loses are calculated by specifically generated software known as "Back 'N' Lay Professional".

"The rates keep fluctuating with the fall of wickets and the runs scored. The laptop is used by them for data entry management. The mobile phones are used for getting the rates of the odds on the match and for taking bets from the punters. The recording facility on the mobile phone is used for keeping records of the bets placed by the punters," Chaudhury said.

In the second case, Om Parkash (40), Mohit Sharma (24), Rahul Gupta (31), Naresh Kumar (32) and Satish Singh (25) were arrested from Paharganj.

Nineteen mobile phones, two laptops, one TV and three notebooks were recovered from them.

"Om Parkash told us that about two months back, he had met one Neeraj Jain who offered him to assist him in his betting. Jain is a big 'satta' (betting) operator and introduced him to one Rahul Gupta mentioning that he will provide the rates from Mumbai.

"Further, they also convinced him that entire operation is done through mobile phones and chances of getting trapped by police is minimal," DC Srivastava, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central), said.


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 21:25

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